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  • Day20

    Day 20/72: more wakeboarding

    November 16 in Thailand

    Another day of wakeboarding, finishing off all the x-men films and learning new tricks. A few days ago my dearly loved Nana died so we took a few days off island hopping to relax for a while. The plan was wakeboarding and chilling: which is very much what we have done!

  • Day21

    Day 21/72: Phuket easy

    November 17 in Thailand

    We woke up at the wake park and tried to get up but it felt like we'd managed to pull every muscle in our bodies. After struggling out of bed and getting our stuff together, we went down for the free wake park breakfast (1 pancakes with sour cream and jam, 1 eggs, sausage, bacon and chips) and ordered a taxi. 15 minutes later, someone from fast and furious arrived in a pimped out Toyota Yaris, featuring go faster flames and petrol coloured rims. We then took the hour or so journey to our next place, a bungalow near the airport with a beach nearby. We arrived and relaxed for the rest of the day, had dinner of carbonara pizza and chicken fried rice, played cards, swam in the pool, did some much needed washing of clothes and did some reminiscing of the trip so far, as this leg of our travels draws near to the end.Read more

  • Day22

    Day 22/72: Mai Khao

    November 18 in Thailand

    After a hot walk around the block this morning to attempt to find a restaurant that didn't exist, we got brunch at the hotel and rented a scooter for the day. We headed down to Mai Khao beach; a 10km long beach at the north of Phuket which is famous for being directly next to the runway.

    Our afternoon consisted of sitting on the beach until it was too hot to sit anymore and swimming in the sea to cool off, then sitting again. We got really good coconut ice cream and sticky rice from a stall at the top of the beach, and then got some more when I decided I didn't want to share mine. From where we were sat on the beach the planes pass awfully closely overhead, practically begging for photos to be taken.

    We mopeded down to the far end of the beach and found a restaurant to have some dinner; Tom yum (vegetables and chicken in tomato and cream spicy sauce) and fried rice, and thought mournfully about it being our last non-airport meal in Thailand as we leave for Singapore early morning tomorrow.

    We headed back to the beach to watch the sunset, which was slightly marred by the solid bank of cloud over the horizon, but still beautiful, and a few hundred meters down the beach there was a couple getting married which was very cool to watch.

    After filling up our moped from a petrol vending machine (honestly one of the coolest things about Thailand) and getting rid of all our spare change at the same time, we got back to the hotel and enjoyed a late evening in catching up on blogging!
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  • Day133

    Phuket Tour - Cape Prom Thep

    October 15 in Thailand

    Cape Prom Thep is the southernmost point of Phuket and of course a stop on our scooter tour. The landscape around here is really amazing with perfect beaches, cliffs and a lot of nature. We also stopped for a short snorkeling break at one of these beautiful beaches and at several view points.

    Cape Prom Thep ist der südlichste Punkt von Phuket und damit auch ein stop auf unserer Phuket Tour. Die Landschaft hier ist cool mit einer Mischung aus Stränden, Felsküsten und viel Natur. Natürlich haben wir auch an einem der Strände eine Schnorchelpause eingelegt.Read more

  • Day10

    Day 10/72: Travel to Phuket

    November 6 in Thailand

    Another day of travel today. We got up early and went for a run around the Chaing Mai old city walls before it got too hot. Felt really nice to get up and do something so as not to waste a morning when we were flying at lunchtime. Came back and had some breakfast, packed up, checked out, and got a tuk tuk to the airport. Airport food was terrible but we ended up having fish and rice on the flight which wasn't bad at all, well done Bangkok Airways.
    When we arrived in Phuket it was a completely different climate. The air was heavy and humid and the skies a thundery grey. After collecting our bags it soon became evident that the chilled out atmosphere of Chiang Mai doesn't extend as far at the South. The airport staff were impatient as anything and it took the best part of 3 hours to make the what should be hour trip down to the hostel from the airport. Phuket, or at least Patong where we are staying for the night, is one of the heaviest areas for tourists in all of Thailand. Walking down the street, 95% of people aren't Thai; according to Izzi it has a similar vibe to Magaluf. The hostel is nice though, air conditioned and only got another guy in our room who's doing a diving course. We've packed our small bags for tomorrow and up early in the morning to get the minibus up to the National Park!!! Cannot wait!!!
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  • Day12

    We woke up in our tent to the sound of the jungle and rain on the roof. After washing and breakfasting (lovely breakfast with pastries and omlettes and a cup of English tea), we joined another couple and a guide and went on our trek through the jungle. We picked up bamboo walking sticks and after being told don't touch anything as it could be poisonous, we were punted across the river to the start of the walk. We wandered through the jungle up a stream, stopping at points along the way to talk about the trees and wildlife in the area. We had a swing on vines that are incredibly springy and can hold even Tom's weight and learned about bamboo, palm and many other plants and their usages.

    We walked and scrambled in the rain for about an hour and a half, and then came to a large open sided hut, where a couple of other guides were preparing lunch. We sat and tasted ingredients, and learned how to cook bbq pork with a spicy sauce, fresh coconut and chicken soup and scrambled eggs over an open camp fire. It was all delicious! Also learnt about all the uses of coconuts, and attempted to get all the meat out of one...

    We then wandered back to the camp, re crossed the river, and chilled out with a watermelon shake until it was time to go. We both absolutely loved the Elephant Hills experience, it'll be a highlight of the whole trip.

    We made the 3 and a half hour journey back to Patong and got reaquainted with the hostel. Then we wandered down to the beach for a quick swim and sight see, having not been down there yet. It was mega busy (the busiest beach in Phuket) but the sea was relatively empty and the sun had just set over a hill casting a red glow over the sea. That evening, we wandered to Bangla Road, the busiest road in Phuket with bars stalls and clubs lining the street. There must have been at least 20 different bars all with live bands playing, with each singer sounding very much like the artist of whichever song they were singing and switching voices alarmingly well. The road itself was full of drunk tourists, and salesmen and holiday reps. It was worth going just to see that side of the island. Tomorrow: the Phi Phi Islands!
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  • Day131

    Mit dem Roller um Phuket - Tag 1

    October 13 in Thailand

    After some days relaxing at the beach, pool and hotel our small holiday is over and it is time to explore Thailand. We rented a scooter for three days to go around Phuket. We found some very nice and lonely beaches. It was a lot of fun driving around.

    Nach einigen Tagen der Entspannung ist unser kurzer Cluburlaub wieder vorbei und es ist Zeit die Insel zu entdecken. Da es hier quasi keinen öffentlichen Nahverkehr gibt, Tuk Tuks und Taxis viel zu teuer sind, haben wir uns für einen Roller entschieden. Der kostet uns nur ca. 5,50 Euro pro Tag und wir sind mobil :) Mit dem Roller ging es dann für uns heute in den Norden, wobei der Weg das Ziel war. Es hat Spaß gemacht durch die Gegend zu fahren und immer mal wieder an schönen Stränden anzuhalten!Read more

  • Day1

    Endlich angekommen!

    October 22 in Thailand

    ▪️ Flug hatte 1h Verspätung
    ▪️ unser Hotel "Baan Nueng" sieht anders aus, als auf dem Bildern von booking.com :(
    ▪️dafür mega geiles Massagestudio vor der Tür. Da haben wir uns Knabberfische, Maniküre, Pediküre und eine ganz Körpermassage gegönnt für insgesamt ca. 25€ 😎

    💡In manchen Räumlichkeiten (z.B. Massagesalons, Restaurants, Hotellobbys) geht man Barfuß rein
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Phuket Province, Phuket, ภูเก็ต

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